×
INDI Library v1.8.1 Released (09 Sep 2019)

Monthly maintenance release INDI v1.8.1

KSTARS and EKOS shutdown/Disappear

2 weeks 4 days ago
AradoSKYindi
Senior Boarder
Senior Boarder
Posts: 72
More
Topic Author
KSTARS and EKOS shutdown/Disappear #42858
Hello,

When downloading large Astometry files, KSTARS and EKOS shutdown. INDI is running but KSTARS and EKOS drop out. The 2.0' - 2.8' is 48 files and 13G in sizes. Being shutoff at 22% and 50 minutes to start over is not fun when EKOS and KSTARS stops working. The downloading is halted. What options are there to this shutdown problem?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

2 weeks 4 days ago
sterne-jaeger
Gold Boarder
Gold Boarder
Posts: 280
Karma: 5
More
KSTARS and EKOS shutdown/Disappear #42861
I would download the files manually.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

2 weeks 4 days ago 2 weeks 4 days ago by AradoSKYindi.
AradoSKYindi
Senior Boarder
Senior Boarder
Posts: 72
More
Topic Author
KSTARS and EKOS shutdown/Disappear #42876
Hello,

I have done both. When I click on a SkyMark Diameter, EKOS starts downloading. The Open Box says that EKOS does not have the file. EKOS must download 48 large files, 13G. The shutdown problem of EKOS and KSTARS is during EKOS's required downloading.

I know that budgeting on any PI is a requirement. Gone are the days of 8G PI_BOOT partions. Why not make all files part of the distribution? The difference between 10G and 8G is 2G. But neither meet the SkyMark Diameter of 2.0'-2.8' (16G). On my PI, I have 128G, 10 + 118 PI_BOOT extension. I can technically handle the capacity of the package.

I am left with what EKOS and KSTARS are doing. I have seen EKOS and KSTARS shutdown. The complection bar shows 38 out of 40 when it shuts down after 55 minutes of heavy downloading. No error messages are left. The log date of yesterday is silent. This looks like a hard failure, out of memory, or buffer overfull. But, the shutdown timing is not consistent. No recovery mode is present. The download restarts at 0 out of 48.

I am asking for a solution to the uncommanded Shutdown and the apparent lack of safeguards with downloading. If the files exist, do not download. If halted, restartart on the last file downloaded. The Astrometry process is deep inside the EKOS paradigm. Either the documentation is to silent about preloading SkyMark Diameters or I missed a file. Either way, preloading does not help the process.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

2 weeks 4 days ago
AstroNerd
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 590
Karma: 1
More
KSTARS and EKOS shutdown/Disappear #42881

AradoSKYindi wrote: Hello,

I have done both. When I click on a SkyMark Diameter, EKOS starts downloading. The Open Box says that EKOS does not have the file. EKOS must download 48 large files, 13G. The shutdown problem of EKOS and KSTARS is during EKOS's required downloading.

I know that budgeting on any PI is a requirement. Gone are the days of 8G PI_BOOT partions. Why not make all files part of the distribution? The difference between 10G and 8G is 2G. But neither meet the SkyMark Diameter of 2.0'-2.8' (16G). On my PI, I have 128G, 10 + 118 PI_BOOT extension. I can technically handle the capacity of the package.

I am left with what EKOS and KSTARS are doing. I have seen EKOS and KSTARS shutdown. The complection bar shows 38 out of 40 when it shuts down after 55 minutes of heavy downloading. No error messages are left. The log date of yesterday is silent. This looks like a hard failure, out of memory, or buffer overfull. But, the shutdown timing is not consistent. No recovery mode is present. The download restarts at 0 out of 48.

I am asking for a solution to the uncommanded Shutdown and the apparent lack of safeguards with downloading. If the files exist, do not download. If halted, restartart on the last file downloaded. The Astrometry process is deep inside the EKOS paradigm. Either the documentation is to silent about preloading SkyMark Diameters or I missed a file. Either way, preloading does not help the process.


Which is the boot partition, 10gb or 118gb, as the boot should only be about 500mb and the rest should be available to store anything else, check, as it sounds like it’s filling the partition up, so shutting down..
On mr rpi4 I have a 64gb card, 500mb boot, and the rest for the home to store everything else..

Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

2 weeks 4 days ago
knro
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 7185
Karma: 51
KSTARS and EKOS shutdown/Disappear #42883
Thanks for the report, I will look into the issue of KStars shutting down while downloading. For now, try to manually download the index files and then simply double-click on them to install them.

Jasem Mutlaq
Support INDI & Ekos; Get StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget.
How to Submit Logs when you have problems?
Add your observatory info

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

2 weeks 4 days ago
AradoSKYindi
Senior Boarder
Senior Boarder
Posts: 72
More
Topic Author
KSTARS and EKOS shutdown/Disappear #42902
Hello,

I am manually downloading at this present. The 10 GB PI_BOOT partition is with RPI 3 B+. Earlier models were far more limited. I do not see Firefox choking on the 16G of data. I have way more than that with the other diameters downloaded. I reviewed my logs from yesterday and today. I do show that downloads were happening but inexplicitly stopped. The stop times vary. The logs do not give the file name. I could tell by the file size downloaded.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

2 weeks 4 days ago
AstroNerd
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 590
Karma: 1
More
KSTARS and EKOS shutdown/Disappear #42903

AradoSKYindi wrote: Hello,

I am manually downloading at this present. The 10 GB PI_BOOT partition is with RPI 3 B+. Earlier models were far more limited. I do not see Firefox choking on the 16G of data. I have way more than that with the other diameters downloaded. I reviewed my logs from yesterday and today. I do show that downloads were happening but inexplicitly stopped. The stop times vary. The logs do not give the file name. I could tell by the file size downloaded.


But what do you have a 10gb boot portion, it only needs to be 500mb, so a lot of wasted space there IMHO...

Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.444 seconds